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brood over

To worry anxiously or be despondent about something or someone, especially at great length and in isolation. I know you're upset about failing your exam, but don't brood over it all weekend. Tom's been brooding over our financial situation ever since he got laid off last month.
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brood about (someone or something)

To worry, fret, or obsess over someone or something. Quit brooding about that fight you had with your girlfriend and just talk to her already! Recent financial losses have the boss brooding about the future of our small company.
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brood about someone or something

 and brood on someone or something; brood over someone or something
to fret or be depressed about someone or something. Please don't brood about Albert. He is no good for you. There's no need to brood on Jeff. He can take care of himself.
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And throughout these two concertos, the gloriously lyrical A major K488 and the broodingly dramatic C minor, both contemporaneous with The Marriage of Figaro, she made us aware of the operatic context from which all Mozart's mature piano concertos emerge.
In their hearts and minds he was still Georgie - magically talented, cheekily charming, broodingly handsome.
Ralph is also excellent as the broodingly jealous Bendrix, although he's on familiar territory.
But they're basically narrative padding and with Christensen strait-jacked by having to play broodingly intense, it's down to Bell to thankfully provide the sort of energy and wit the film could have used more of.
But Brian is soon in danger of getting too close to broodingly dangerous Dominic (Vin Diesel) and his pretty sister Mia (Jordana Brewster).
The core of the film is the Triwizard Tournament, a thrillingly dangerous competition involving representatives from Hogwarts and the visiting broodingly macho boys of Durmstrang Institute and the foxy French Beauxbatons girls.
But Brian is soon in danger of 'going native' by getting too close to broodingly dangerous Dominic (Vin Diesel) and his pretty sister Mia (Jordana Brewster).
Stifled by the isolated and disapproving community she finds herself living in, Stella falls in love with one of the more broodingly handsome patients, Edgar (Marton Csokas).
HHHH Steeped in a similar mood to broodingly atmospheric Australian psychological thriller Lantana, first time writer-director Brad McGann's adaptation of a 70s New Zealand best seller offers many rewards for those prepared to surrender themselves to its slow burning pace and gradual unfolding of buried secrets.
Following in the recent footsteps of Kenneth Branagh and Mel Gibson comes the broodingly charismatic Ethan Hawke having his stab at the gloomy Dane.
It was, of course, his emergence from a pond, dripping wet and broodingly handsome, as Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, that cemented his continuing reputation as a heartthrob 'I'm surprised it is still so present.
As Hollywood blockbuster 'Chicken Run' hit cinema screens this weekend, feathered friends are clucking broodingly about their own good fortune.
But more valuable than any of these is Munch's strong, deeply-committed reading of Honegger's Second Symphony, as broodingly insistent as anything by Shostakovich, and making the surprise emergence of a chorale-playing trumpet from the otherwise string orchestra a genuinely climactic conclusion.